Name of AETO:
Temple Garden Chambers
Head of AETO:
Keith Morton QC
Address of AETO:
1 Harcourt Buildings
Clinical Negligence; Costs; Employment; Health and Safety; Inquiries and Inquests; Insurance; International Law; Personal Injury; Public Law; Civil Fraud; Product Liability; International Crime and Extradition
Number of junior tenancies (in the last three years):
Number of pupillages:
Financial support level:
£50,000 - £59,999
8 February 2021 at 11:00 AM
Pupillage start date:
3 October 2022
12 month pupillage
TGC is a thriving set, with 15 silks and 60 juniors providing expertise in the following practice areas:
Civil Insurance Fraud
Coroners & Inquests
Health and Safety
International Crime and Extradition
Personal Injury and Fatal Accidents
Public International Law
We are recognised by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading set in the fields of personal injury, costs, health & safety, inquests & public inquiries, administrative & public law, international crime & extradition, public international law, immigration, clinical negligence, industrial disease and motor insurance fraud.
A number of our barristers are also appointed as counsel to the Attorney General's civil panel and act on behalf of the Government, and members are also on the CPS extradition and EHRC panels.
Chambers is committed to promoting equality and diversity within Chambers and at the Bar. We take a proactive approach going beyond our obligations under the Equality and Diversity Rules of the BSB Handbook. We foster an open, friendly and supportive environment both during pupillage and beyond, and will aim to accommodate requests for flexible working where reasonably practicable. Chambers holds a Certificate of Recognition from the Bar Council for its commitment to wellbeing at the Bar.
Two, 12 months guaranteed, grant and guaranteed earnings (£57,500), £35,000 grant and £22,500 guaranteed earnings (although typically most pupils exceed this sum). We also cover the cost of training courses required to be undertaken during pupillage and other optional courses where appropriate. With agreement of Chambers, £5,000 of the grant may be drawn down during the Bar Professional Training Course.
Chambers usually offers two pupillages each year and both have a strong chance of achieving tenancy. Each pupil has three pupil supervisors over the course of the year in order to ensure exposure to a wide range of Chambers’ work. During the first six months, you will be involved in all aspects of your supervisors’ work. This is the time in which you prepare for taking on your own caseload, so supervisors will make time to go through your work and offer constructive feedback. During the second six months you will start developing your own court practice in preparation for tenancy.
What we are looking for:
Due to the challenging nature of the work, applicants are generally expected to have a 2.1 or better at degree level. Our aim is to recruit pupils who we hope will meet the high standards that are applied in the tenancy selection process in mid-July. When selecting pupils we therefore look for evidence of academic ability, a strong motivation to succeed at the Bar, excellent presentational skills, a professional attitude, and the ability to build successful working relationships.
The following questions will form the Pupillage Application Questionnaire section
of the application form for this pupillage vacancy. These are included here to allow
you to prepare in advance.
- If you were to propose one significant legal reform in any one of the following areas of law, what would it be? Please provide reasons why it would be for the better.
(1) Coroners and Inquests (including Public Inquiries);
(3) Health and Safety;
(4) Personal Injury;
(5) Product Liability;
(6) Public Law including Public International Law. (250 words)
- Why do you believe you will make a good barrister? In your answer, please identify any relevant experiences or skills that you believe may help you in your career. (250 words)
- Why do you want to join our chambers? In your answer, please give reasons for your choice of chambers and explain why you are interested in our areas of practice. (250 words)
To apply, please click on the Apply Online link below and then complete the online application form.